As of this am, Credit Suisse doesn't see a dividend cut.
Credit Suisse this am: TP cut to 51 from 68. Maintain Outperform. No cut in distribution. Coverage ratio 1.o through 2017. However, no incentive to increase distribution 'til Q1 2017. Hang in there.
Check with your accountant. As etp and ete are similar, you may not be able to write down etp as a tax loss as your proposed transaction may be considered a "wash" by the irs.
If and when will ETP be exporting natural gas?